Good Jobs that Allow You to Travel


What is considered the perfect job is going to vary massively depending on who you speak to about it. Whereas there are many who are happy to remain in the same place so long as the actual job itself ticks all of the boxes, there are others who would rather have a role that allows them to travel both near and far, seeing parts of their town they would not be able to see otherwise but also venturing out to other cities and even other countries.

If this sounds like you and you would like to get a job that allows you to travel, then you’re in the right place. This article is going to go into more detail about the perfect job roles out there for people who are interested in travelling.

English Language Teacher

Travel and teaching English as a foreign language go hand in hand. For many years, people of all ages have travelled to all four corners of the world to pass on their language skills. Ultimately this is down to the huge demand for teachers that exists in practically every country on earth. Take for example people who go on gap years. Teaching English is an excellent way for them to earn money while they experience life in different countries around the world. IN order to teach you first need to equip yourself with an online TEFL course.

A Delivery Driver

If you love being out on the open road then there is no better role for you than that of delivery driver. This is a job that allows for a lot of travel, the distance of which is determined entirely by you. There are sites out there such as Shiply who have a load board full of delivery jobs that you can apply for, meaning you are in control of the distances that you travel. Learn more about the Shiply process if you are interested in becoming a delivery driver and travelling the country as part of your 9 – 5.

Flight Attendant

Does the open road not quite cut it for you? Then why not take to the skies instead? Generally, most flight attendants begin by working on shorter flights and then expand into longer journeys, meaning you are really going to get to see a range of different places and experience a large number of new cultures in the process.

The requirements needed to become a flight attendant vary depending on the airline that you are looking at; however, good customer service and the ability to stay on your feet for extended periods of time is a must. Some other skills that would be handy in pursuing this career include speaking a foreign language and also having basic first aid skills such as CPR.

Cruise Ship Staff

Not a fan of the road or the sky? Well, that leaves the waves. Here, you will be paid to go and see the world whilst getting to interact with people from a variety of different backgrounds. You aren’t limited to the type of role you could take on either because of the fact cruise ships tend to offer a wide range of services, including restaurants, entertainment, and technical services for customers.

Though this can often seem like a dream job to many, there is also a lot of hard work involved in working on a cruise ship. The hours are long, there will be long periods of time away from home required and you will need to always be at the top of your customer service as you essentially live with all of your clients.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.